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Here are some of the conditions we treat here at Acupuncture & Herb Center. The World Health Organization has recommended effective acupuncture treatments for the following:

Eye Disorders
Acute Conjunctivitis
Central Retina Inflammation
Myopia or Nearsightedness in children
Cataracts (without complications)


Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Toothache
Pain After Extraction
Acute and Chronic Sinusitis
Rhinitis (acute and chronic)
Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis

Respiratory Disorders
Common Cold
Bronchitis and Bronchial Asthma
GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS
Constipation
Diarrhea
Acute and Chronic Gastritis and Colitis
Nausea
Vomiting

Neurological and Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
Bell's Palsy (within 3 months of diagnosis)
Headaches, including Migraines
Post Stroke Conditions (speech and mobility problems)
Sciatica
Tennis Elbow
Low Back Pain
Frozen Shoulder
Arthritis (Osteo and Rheumatoid)


Gynecological Disorders

Painful Periods
Infertility
Amenorrhea
Uterine Bleeding
Menopausal Conditions


Stress Disorders
Anxiety and Palpitations
Sleep Disturbances
Insomnia
Inability to "Relax"
These are a FEW of the conditions that acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine treat.

The NIH, or the National Institute for Health has reported "...there is clear evidence that needle acupuncture treatment is effective for postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting, nausea of pregnancy, and postoperative dental pain....include but are not limited to addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia (general muscle pain), low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma". You can buy the books or see a copy of the article.)

Techniques used for treatment

Point Location
Locating acupuncture points requires a knowledge of basic anatomy and the use of skeletal landmarks on the body.

Cupping
Using glass cups, a vacuum is created via heat, attaching the cup to the surface of the skin and left on the skin for treament. The indications for cupping include warming and promoting the free flow of Qi and blood in the meridians, and diminishing swelling and pains. This technique is commonly used to treat BI-syndromes or what Western medicine knows as Rheumatoid and other forms of arthritis.

Moxibustion
Moxibustion is a method that makes use of heat through burning of a medical herb called ARTEMESIA VULGARIS. The wool from this plant is considered yang in nature and therefore warms the meridians and expels cold. Regular use on certain points is considered to prevent diseases and keep one healthy.There are different methods of moxibustion which include direct moxa, indirect moxa, warming needles and the moxa sticks.

Warming Needles
Warming Needles is a Japanese technique that incorporates high quality moxa wool in smaller amounts to warm the meridians.The moxa wool is placed on the handle of the needle after it has been inserted into the acupuncture point.The moxa is burned on the handle or top of the needle and the warmth and therapeutic properties are transferred to the meridians promoting the free flow of Qi and blood. This is very relaxing and nurturing, and is used in the treatment of painful joints caused by cold, and numbness with cold sensation and paralysis.

Electro-Stimulation
A modern tool that puts out low voltage current in the same frequency range as that of the human body.Small alligator clips are attached via a wire to the machine. The clip is attached to the needle after it has been inserted.
A range is found that is comfortable for the patient, but that will also produce the desired therapeutic effect.

Auricular/Ear
Auricular acupuncture is a therapy where special ear needles are inserted into the ear at precise locations in order to treat disease. The ear resembles an inverted fetus with the head of the fetus where the ear lobe is located; the spine corresponding to the outer ridge or helix; and the organs located in the concha or the 2 major areas of depression surrounding the ear canal. Auricular acupuncture can be used for prevention and treatment of disease, as well as for acupuncture anesthesia.

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